Wahoo Complete™: A Complete Multifamily Aluminum Balcony System & Decking Solution

Wahoo Decks calls on the resources and experience gained from both the decking and floating boat dock industries to build our multifamily aluminum balcony system – Wahoo Complete™.

Wahoo Complete is a prefabricated aluminum railing and aluminum balcony system that is exceptionally durable. Our customers love that it’s low maintenance and that it also meets the most stringent commercial deck safety standards.  

These prefabricated balconies are constructed from high-quality marine-grade aluminum. They feature a durable baked-on powder coating to create a sturdy and attractive balcony addition for your building.

Builders Have Choices

Builders have the choice of using Ariddek waterproof aluminum decking, the DryJoist EZ deck drainage system, or traditional wood and composite decking. We can ship decking surface and drainage additions to job sites pre-trimmed and installed. That means you save time and money.

Wahoo Complete multifamily aluminum balcony system

Wahoo Decks also offers either Wahoo Rail™ premium aluminum railing or Wahoo Glass™ deck railing options with our balconies. Both of these options make it easy to create a complete balcony solution. For safety and visual appeal, you can mount these balconies on existing cantilevered beams, suspended rods, or even install them on posts.

During the building process, our support team works closely with building and design professionals. This helps us develop projects that are custom-designed to meet the specifications of each building plan. Working as a team results in a collaborative and fully-customized approach to designing and building the Wahoo Complete balcony system. Finally, using Wahoo deck rail will ensure that Wahoo Decks can create the perfect, complete, prefabricated balcony system for its valued customers in the architectural and development industries.

Are you looking for a safe, attractive, and durable multifamily aluminum balcony system and decking solution? We can help you make the right decision. Call us at 877-270-9387 or connect with us online today. 

Benefits of Using Aluminum Deck Stairs

What do you think of when you envision your perfect deck? You probably think about the size and type of decking you would use. However, you also need to plan on whether or not your perfect deck will have stairs. You’re likely not picturing aluminum deck stairs. However, maybe that should move to the top of your list!

There are a few benefits to adding deck stairs to your deck. A deck with stairs increases the value of your home. It also provides easy access to and from the deck to the yard.  Also, they are aesthetically pleasing.

 “Building deck stairs will provide ready access to the yard and add value to your home” (DIY Network).

Now that you’ve decided on stairs, you’ll need to decide what type of tread to use. Many homeowners and contractors will use the decking they built with as stair tread. For example, AridDek is an aluminum decking board commonly used for commercial and residential decks. But did you know AridDek can also the step tread for your deck stairs?

Here are a few benefits to using AridDek for your aluminum deck stairs:

  • Safety
    AridDek’s non-slip surface provides steady footing in wet or dry environments.
  • Durability
    Designed and engineered for high traffic use, AridDek decking is very durable. It is also naturally resistant to the deteriorating effects of direct sunlight and is fire resistant. AridDek is extremely resistant to staining, impervious to insects, and won’t splinter, decay, or rot.
  • Performance
    AridDek will not age or wear like alternative decking materials. The new appearance will show for years with occasional mild soap and water cleaning.
  • Cool to the touch
    AridDek’s high thermal conductivity will not retain heat, ensuring a cool to the touch surface even on a hot summer day.
  • Environmentally friendly
    Finally, AridDek is approximately 50% recycled aluminum. Using the recycled material consumes only 5% of the energy otherwise necessary to produce virgin aluminum. AridDek is a sustainable building product and environmentally responsible; aluminum is fully and repeatedly recyclable.

Benefits of Using Aluminum Deck StairsAre you building a deck for commercial or residential applications? Either way, Wahoo Decks is proud to offer AridDek aluminum decking as a durable and sustainable product for your deck. AridDek is a durable option that will leave your deck stairs looking and feeling brand new. For additional information about AridDek and Wahoo Decks products visit www.wahoodecks.com or feel free to call at 1-877-270-9387.

About Wahoo Decks

Headquartered in Dahlonega, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor decking products. Wahoo products are engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products.  Wahoo Decks manufactures AridDek, an aluminum decking product, and also offers Wahoo Rail, a complete line of commercial-grade aluminum railing.

10 Benefits of Using AridDek Aluminum Rooftop Decking

Ever considered aluminum rooftop decking?

Many businesses, hotels, restaurants, etc. are beginning to use their rooftop as extra space for patrons.

Aluminum rooftop decking is the perfect decking surface for these rooftop applications!

You know that AridDek is useful in many different types of applications, such as decking and docks, commercial and residential.

But did you know that AridDek is the perfect aluminum roof decking for rooftop applications?

In a majority of AridDek rooftop installations, a waterproof roof already existed, however, the architect or developer still decided to install AridDek. Not for its waterproof feature, but because AridDek aluminum decking is lightweight and durable as a walking surface.

Other benefits that make AridDek ideal as aluminum rooftop decking:

  • Powder-coated Finish: The powder-coated finish of AridDek provides a durable, non-slip surface for rooftop decking
  • Fire-Resistant: AridDek is a safe, fire-resistant walking surface, ideal for both residential and commercial applications
  • Light Weight: AridDek weighs one pound per linear foot, which makes AridDek easier to handle and much lighter than using concrete pavers
  • Durability of Aluminum: Rooftop decks face exposure to the elements 24/7; however, aluminum will not warp, rot, or decay over time
  • Recyclable: AridDek features 50% post-industrial/post-consumer scrap aluminum
AridDek rooftop decking on Coors party deck in San Francisco

Coors Party Deck at AT&T Park in San Francisco

From hospital rooftops to baseball stadiums, AridDek was designed and engineered for high traffic use in the most demanding applications.

AridDek’s interlocking aluminum decking boards create a seamless surface with an integrated hidden gutter system that channels water away and provides flexible sizing for any width or length of a rooftop deck. Each decking board is secured with a hidden fastener system, resulting in a gapless, skid-free, single layer watertight rooftop decking surface.

Whether commercial or residential, AridDek is ideal for any deck rooftop application!

Wahoo Decks’ aluminum decking is not only the highest quality but the best value you’ll find anywhere. Click here for more information and visit www.wahoodecks.com or call us today at 877-270-9387 to learn about rooftop options using AridDek!

The Highline 2 Apartment Complex by Nustyle Development In Omaha, Nebraska Features The Wahoo Complete Balcony System by Wahoo Decks

The Wahoo Complete multifamily balcony system was chosen by the experienced developer for being lightweight and ease of customization.

The Wahoo Complete™ Balcony System by Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of outdoor decking products in the US, was recently selected by Nustyle Development for its Highline 2 Apartment Complex in Omaha, Nebraska.

With 112 apartments, the Highline 2 is an addition to the original Highline Building, completed in 2013.

Greg Rothermel, Development Director for Nustyle Development, said he came across Wahoo Complete on the Wahoo Decks website and was impressed after speaking with Wahoo product consultant Kyle Graf.  Rothermel said he ultimately chose the Wahoo Complete system because the balconies are so lightweight, and “[because of the ability] to customize and powder coat to our specs, and then the price was very competitive.”

About Wahoo Complete Multifamily Balcony System

Wahoo Complete is a pre-fabricated aluminum balcony system for multifamily residential communities. Wahoo Complete is a safe, sustainable, eco-friendly aluminum decking product with a dry deck drainage system. Wahoo pre-fabricated balconies include railing, substructure framing, and decking– all in one system.

The Wahoo Complete balcony system is manufactured using 50% post-industrial, post-consumer recycled aluminum. Produced and assembled at the Wahoo Decks facility in Gainesville, Georgia, all Wahoo Complete balcony systems are made with fire-resistant, powder coated, marine grade aluminum.

The Wahoo Decks support team works closely with building and design professionals to custom-design projects to meet the specifications of every building plan.

About Wahoo Decks

Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor products headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia. Wahoo Decks products have been engineered to be uniquely low-maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit wahooDecks.com, or on social @WahooDecks.

DryJoistEZ Deck Drainage System by Wahoo Decks Selected for Use on Outdoor Balcony in Concord, New Hampshire, for Concord Country Club

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DryJoistEZ Structural Deck Drainage System on outdoor balcony at Concord Country Club in Concord, New Hampshire.

Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products, announced today that DryJoistEZ an aluminum deck drainage system, was chosen for Concord Country Club in Concord, New Hampshire, for its structural benefits and waterproof features.

“Using DryJoistEZ was an easy decision to make considering all of the capabilities it has to offer,” said Don Steenbeke, President of Big Jim’s Home Center, a building supply store. “From a structural standpoint it was a perfect alternative to common wood joists since it spans 6′ between supports.”

DryJoistEZ is an alternative to wooden deck joists which will provide the structure of a deck.

Because it spans up to 6’ between support; DryJoistEZ reduces framing time and costs. Its economical value is matched with a low maintenance watertight deck. The structural design of DryJoistEZ creates a 100% waterproof below deck which requires no structural upkeep.

“Members of the Concord Country Club can relax on sunny days on the beautiful deck and when it rains use the dry space below, keeping themselves and their golf supplies dry while being able to stay outdoors,“ said Steenbeke.

DryJoistEZ’s patented design has the necessary utility of traditional deck joists with the advantage of the deck’s surface being supported by the same system that creates a completely dry under deck space in the area below. For all these reasons and more, Steenbeke provided a truly custom deck, which is both waterproof and unmatched in structural strength.

About Wahoo Decks

Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award-winning outdoor products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low-maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product and Fortis, a non-watertight aluminum deck board. Additionally, Wahoo Decks, offers DryJoist and DryJoistEZ, a revolutionary waterproof and structural aluminum joist system, Wahoo Rail, a complete line of aluminum railing kits, and Wahoo Complete, an all-in-one pre-fabricated aluminum balcony product. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit http://www.WahooDecks.com.

DryJoistEZ and Wahoo Rail Selected by Whitcher Builders | Wahoo Decks

Sea Spray balcony 01 using Wahoo Decks DryJoistEZ and Wahoo Rail deck railWhitcher Builders Selected DryJoistEZ and Wahoo Rail by Wahoo Decks for Sea Spray Multi-level Oceanside Condo Building in Hampton, New Hampshire.

Wahoo Decks, a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor decking products announced today that Whitcher Builders will be using their products DryJoistEZ (US Pat No. 8,276,344) and Wahoo Rail for their project.

DryJoistEZ is a structural deck drainage system that provides the structure of the deck, a waterproof decking solution, and a finished ceiling with a traditional beadboard appearance underneath in a single product.

Whitcher will also be utilizing Wahoo Rail – an aluminum decking railing from Wahoo for their second phase of multi-level Oceanside condos in Hampton, New Hampshire.

When it came to building Sea Spray Condos it was important that Stuart Mitchell, operation manager of Whitcher Builders, find an application that was economical and easy to install.

Mitchell stated, “We looked at a lot of different options and DryJoistEZ worked out to be the most economical for the application. The main reason we found it to be economical is the ease of installation.”

In addition to the ease of installation, Whitcher Buliders also chose DryJoistEZ for its watertight beadboard appearance for the Sea Spray’s multi-level condo balconies.

“Both the decks and walkway required that they not allow for water to drip through as the space below each deck and walkway was another deck and walkway. Because of the design we found that the DryJoistEZ system was the most economical way to accomplish this design criteria,” said Mitchell.

Since DryJoistEZ serves triple duty as the structure of the deck, a finished ceiling and a waterproofing solution, Whitcher Builders was able to accomplish the design criteria of the balconies on the project in one step.

For railing on the Sea Spray Project, Whitcher Builders decided to go with Wahoo’s aluminum railing, Wahoo Rail. “The reasoning behind the Wahoo Rail was simply because it is designed to work with DryJoistEZ . . . it is architecturally pleasing and very easy to install,” said Mitchell.

Sea Spray balcony 01 using Wahoo Decks DryJoistEZ and Wahoo Rail deck rail 2Wahoo Rail powder-coated, aluminum railing will not rot, splinter or warp over time. The Wahoo Rail on the Sea Spray project was pre-assembled at the Wahoo factory and shipped directly to the job site in complete panel sections. The factory, pre-assembly option for the rail is just another example of Wahoo Decks’ determination to reduce cost on the install side for decks and balconies in multi-family applications.

Whitcher Builders has selected DryJoistEZ and Wahoo Rail as its ‘go to’ product for balcony applications. “We are doing another project on the books where we will be using Wahoo Decks’ products as well,” said Mitchell.

About Wahoo Decks

Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Wahoo Decks is a leading manufacturer of award winning outdoor products. Wahoo products have been engineered to be uniquely low maintenance and more resistant to natural elements than traditional decking products. Wahoo Decks offers AridDek, a waterproof aluminum decking product and Fortis, a non-watertight aluminum deck board. In addition to DryJoist and DryJoistEZ, a revolutionary waterproof and structural aluminum joists, Wahoo Rail a complete line of aluminum railing kits, and Wahoo Complete, an all-in-one pre-fabricated aluminum balcony product. For more information about Wahoo Decks, visit http://www.WahooDecks.com.